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  • 1917 — The Huot automatic rifle is examined at the Rockcliffe Rifle Range, leading S. C. Meuburn to recommend it be adopted by the British Army. Master-General of Ordnance Major Blair wrote to the British Minister of Munitions, saying tooling existed in Canada and the Dominion Factory was ready to begin manufacturing the Huot, using parts from Rosses scheduled for scrapping.
  • 1941 — Standardization of the M1 Carbine is approved by the US Army Ordnance Department. Contrary to popular myth, "Carbine Williams" had little to do with the carbine's development, other than his short-stroke gas piston design.
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Action shooting is a term that encompasses target shooting events where the shooter's score is based on both the accuracy and elapsed time. Disciplines covered by the term include:

Scoring mechanisms differ. In some, reactive targets are used (targets that fall when hit) and the goal is to knock over all the targets with the minimum elapsed time. In others, paper targets are used, and the score is based on a mathematical formula. One commonly used formula, called Comstock Scoring by the IPSC is (total points scored) / (elapsed time). With the given formula, the goal would be to maximize the points per second scored. Penalties may also be assessed for procedural errors, such as:

  • not engaging all targets
  • engaging targets in the wrong order
  • firing more than the allowed number of shots

Action shooting using reactive targets requires shooters use ammunition with enough momentum to knock over the targets reliably; the tradeoff is that the higher momentum ammunition also results in higher recoil, which makes rapid and accurate shooting difficult. In disciplines that use paper targets, there is often a minimum required power, and use of rounds with less power may be penalized or forbidden.

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  • 30 second YouTube video introduction to action pistol shooting, produced by the National Shooting Sports Foundation
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